A collection of vintage XXX covers from science fiction

Over at HiLobrow, io9 contributor Joshua Glenn has been posting scans of books from his collection that include the letter X in their titles. Not surprisingly, many are scifi. Where are all the X titles of today, I wonder? » 8/17/10 2:38pm 8/17/10 2:38pm

Jack Kirby, From The Radium Age To The Psychedelic Age

Jack Kirby helped to shape modern comic books as we know them. Want to understand how Kirby changed the face of comics with ideas from Radium Age scifi? Joshua Glenn explains it all to you. » 4/20/10 3:09pm 4/20/10 3:09pm

Listen To Radium Age Science Fiction Classics

If you love science fiction from the early twentieth century, you're going to gobble up the Hilobrow podcast series, where people read excerpts from classics of the Radium Age, while theramin player Peggy Nelson serves up weird » 3/11/10 8:30am 3/11/10 8:30am

Frank Herbert's Greatest Influence Was Rachel Carson

Inspired by the late Frank Herbert's birthday yesterday, io9 pal Joshua Glenn posted an interesting meditation on the awesomeness of Dune over on Hilobrow. He talks about the social issues Herbert was responding to, and writes: » 10/09/09 12:59pm 10/09/09 12:59pm

Buy a Genuine Coconut Cup from the Asteroid Belt

A bunch of writers decided to conduct an unscientific experiment: Would people pay more for items on eBay if they were offered up for auction with a fictional story explaining their importance? We've written before about this project, called "Significant Objects," created by io9 contributor Joshua Glenn and writer … » 9/14/09 12:40pm 9/14/09 12:40pm

Alternate Histories Of Objects For Sale On eBay

Would you pay more money for items on eBay if they had interesting stories behind them? A group of writers has determined to find out, by selling objects on eBay that come with fictional alternate histories. » 7/08/09 9:18am 7/08/09 9:18am

Is Young Adult Fiction the "Slum" of Scifi?

Over the weekend, NY Times science fiction columnist David Itzkoff wondered "how any self-respecting author of speculative fiction can find fulfillment in writing novels for young readers." This didn't sit well with the Boston Globe's Brainiac blogger Joshua Glenn, who writes: "I attempted to disprove . . . Itzkoff's… » 2/05/08 2:10pm 2/05/08 2:10pm

Guide to Recent U.S. Generations, Including Elusive Anti-Anti-Utopians

Joshua Glenn, the brains behind Boston Globe blog Brainiac, has written a fascinating essay on U.S. generations — you know, like the Boomers and Generation X, two groups who considered themselves the most futuristic and modern types around. But Glenn argues that there are a lot of hidden generations that haven't… » 1/03/08 12:00pm 1/03/08 12:00pm